A simple amino acid, glycine is found in the body and in various foods. Studies suggest that it may help protect the heart and liver, and even promote muscle health. One additional use of glycine is for sleep troubles.
Studies using both rats and human subjects have shown that glycine improves sleep quality. It also lowers body temperature, an essential factor in sleeping well. Glycine is one of those sleep aids that hasn’t been studied thoroughly, but from what we know, it can in fact help you doze off.
Glycine is consumed in the form of capsules. Dosages vary but capsules typically come in 500 to 1000 mg doses.
Side effects of glycine may include:
- stomach problems